Nvidia driver problems....
I used to love my nvidia card, the drivers were so easy to install. But no more, since kernel version 3 it has been nothing but trouble.
I upgraded to kernel version 3.7.9 today. I compiled it myself. I applied 3 patches to it, 2 were related to my wireless card, and the third was the famous BFS scheduler patch.
Now I am running nouveau, and in kernel 3.7.9, I am actually surprised by how well it works, dreamchess and minecraft actually run. However, they are noticably slower, minecraft is unplayable (arguably its been unplayable since they switched to the internal server for single player...)
So although I am becoming happier with nouveau, I still want the nvidia drivers installed for maximum performance, which is what I care about most.
However, the drivers do not install, always complaining about my kernel source not being configured correctly... I installed the same way I always do, and the source is definitely there. but it doesn't seem to even want to try, even though everything is there. What kind of check does it do to determine that its not configured?
According to the installer log file, it looks in /lib/modules/linux-3.7.9/source/ for the kernel source, which is fine, that directory is there and populated with source. I also tried manually giving it the option --kernel-source-path=/home/prushik/Sandbox/linux-3.7.9/ which is the kernel source tree that I used to build the running kernel, but that does the same thing.
my nvidia installer log is as follows:
Try this ...
not the same version, but maybe the same problem ??
I actually saw and tried a patch which fixes essentially the same problem but by patching the nvidia installer to look in the right place instead of moving the file to its old location. However, it doesn't solve the problem for me..... It seems as though nvidia has multiple issues.
Still looking for a solution..... :(
So, the solution which ArfaSmif posted is indeed correct. Thank you ArfaSmif!
Here is the other page that I found: http://linuxsysconfig.com/2013/02/in...-on-fedora-18/
And here is the link to the patch which I thought does the same thing, although now it looks like it does something different. I installed my driver WITHOUT this patch: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...ighlight-.html
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